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Lebanon Army arrests suspect behind Tripoli explosion

The Lebanese Army and security forces have instituted new security measures in Tripoli to curb the rounds of violence that repeatedly hit the city over the last several years. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

BEIRUT: A man suspected of planting a bomb in the northern city of Tripoli last month was arrested Thursday, a security source told The Daily Star.

The man, identified as Ayman Samih Murad, is accused of placing the homemade bomb under the Al-Khannaq Bridge in Tripoli. The explosion killed one person and wounded at least 10 others.

The blast happened approximately 30 meters away from a Lebanese Army post, raising suspicion that the bomber's intended target was the military.





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